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Monday, 28 August 2017

SSC Quiz | English Language | 28 - 08 - 17

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Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions.

Once a cat was caught in a hunter’s net. A mouse used to live in a nearby hole. The mouse
seeing the cat in the net started playing around the cat.Soon a mongoose came there. He wanted to kill the mouse. As he lifted his head, he saw an owl sitting on a tree trying to catch him. The mongoose went very near the cat’s net to save himself.The mouse thought
“When the hunter takes away the cat, the mongoose will not spare me and the owl is there to enjoy both of us.” The Mouse went to the cat and said, ”I can cut the net if you promise to save my life from the mongoose and the owl.” The cat agreed. The mouse started cutting the net slowly and freed the cat only when the hunter was just near the cat. The cat took to heels and so ran the mongoose too. The owl was very much disappointed to see even the mouse running away to safety. A few days later, the cat being hungry, went to the hole of the mouse and requested him to come out for a game. The mouse replied, “I sought friendship and saved you to save my life.” Now you can go home. 

Q.1. What did the mouse do seeing the cat in the net?

(A) It started playing around the cat.

(B) It immediately hid in the rat hole.

(C) It started singing a song.

(D) It did nothing.

Q.2. Why did the mongoose go very near the cat’s net?

(A) to save himself.

(B) to kill the lion.

(C) to chase the hunter.

(D) to take revenge from a cat.

Q.3. To save its life from whom the rat said, “I can cut the net if you promise to save my life”?

(A) from the hunter and the owl.

(B) from the mongoose and the cat.

(C) from the mongoose and the owl.

(D) from the mongoose and the hunter.

Q.4. On seeing what did the owl become very much disappointed?

(A) That even the mouse running away to safety.

(B) That all his friends left it in need.

(C) That even one of its best friends ate its food.

(D) That the hunter is very much near to it.

Q.5. What did the mouse reply to the hungry cat?

(A) “I sought friendship and saved you to save my life.”

(B) “Now you can go home.”

(C) “I can take risk of saving your life at the risk of my own.”

(D) Both (A) and (B)

In questions given below, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (A), (B) and (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (D).

Q.6. P.T. Usha made her name in hundred meters race. 

(A) a hundred meter race

(B) hundred meters race

(C) one hundred meters race

(D) No improvement

Q.7. You know well that I am owing a small flat. 

(A) own 

(B) owning 

(C) owns 

(D) No improvement

Q.8-10. In the following questions groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is misspelt. Find the misspelt word and mark your answer. 

Q.8. (A) Apprehension (B) Intenzion (C) Imagination (D) Contradiction

Q.9 (A) Elementary (B) Secondary (C) Laundray (D) Momentary

Q.80 (A) Recruitment (B) Demonstrate (C) Genuine (D) Maddling


Q.6.(A) A should be used before 'hudred metre' because &'a race' is considered here. With this rule,
other options will be eliminated.
Q.7.(A) As per the structure of the sentence, simple present tense should be used.
And, i takes the plural verb, therefore own is correct option.
Q.8.(B) The correct spelling of the word - intension
Intension - the state or quality of being intense.
All other words are correct
Q.9.(C) The correct spelling of the word - laundry
Laundry - soiled or laundered clothes and linens
All other words are correct
Q.10.(D) The correct spelling of the word - meddling
Meddling(n) - act of altering something secretly or improperly
All other words are correct

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